Re: NLA (no longer an acronym)?

Subject: Re: NLA (no longer an acronym)?
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 12:38:24 -0700

On 7/2/2012 3:29 PM, William Sherman wrote:

It has been funny watching this.

Actually, the definition of an acronym is an abbreviated set of words to
form a word. Such is radar (RAdio Detection And Ranging) and sonar (SOund
Navigation And Ranging). These are not true abbreviations, but acronyms.
They are words.

USAF is an abbreviation.
LED is an abbreviation.
RADAR is an acronym, as it is a word.
COBOL is an acronym (COmmon Business Oriented Language)

The confusion is that military contracts frequently require an acronym list
which is really an abbreviation and acronym list.

And what is "Techwhirl"?



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